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INAUGURAL USAC .25 EASTERN DISTRICT RACE

3-27-09

USAC .25 Midget Series kicks off in Florida BALM, FL (March 20-22, 2009) -- The United States Auto Club (USAC) made history this past weekend by hosting its first .25 Midget Eastern District Race at Tampa Bay Quarter Midget Club in Balm, FL. Over 50 cars attended the ground breaking event in hopes of capturing one of USAC's coveted Feature Winner Medallions.

 

The 3-day race schedule consisted of practice on Friday, qualifying, heats and features on Saturday, and a national format on Sunday that included a pill draw, heats, and features.

 

The top qualifiers on Saturday were:  
 

Jr. Rookie - AJ Freitas

Jr. Honda - Tyler Clem

Sr. Honda - Garrett Jones

Heavy Honda - Emmy Gray

Lt. 160 - Michael Atwell

Heavy 160 - Cheyne Hammond

Lt. World Formula - Ross Rankine

Heavy World Formula - Josh Daugherty

Lt. AA - Ross Rankine

Heavy AA - Emmy Gray

 

Saturday's winners included Braden Nash (Jr. Rookie), Danny Sams (Jr. Honda), Ross Rankine (Sr. Honda, Lt. AA, & Lt. World Formula), Emmy Gray (Heavy Honda & Heavy AA), Josh Daugherty (Heavy World Formula), Cooper Clouse (Lt. 160) and Cheyne Hammond (Heavy 160).

 

On Sunday, the feature winners included Hunter Derocher (Jr. Rookie), Mox Price (Jr. Honda), Garrett Jones (Sr. Honda), Austin Jackson (Heavy Honda & Heavy 160), Gage Walker (Lt. World Formula), Josh Daugherty (Heavy World Formula & Heavy AA), Ross Rankine (Lt. AA), and Michael Atwell (Lt. 160).

 

Several drivers and handlers spoke highly on the consistency and durability of the Hoosier Quarter Midget tires. Some teams reported only using one set for the entire weekend. The majority of the field was using Hoosier's 15325 A40A (33.0/5.0-6) and 15650 A40A (34.5/6.5-6) while others used the 15325 A35 (33.0/5.0-6), 15650 A35 (34.5/6.5-6), and 15751 A35 (35.0/7.1-6) with success.

 

USAC provided many benefits to the .25 midget members over the weekend. All races were streamed live from Tampa on www.usacracing.com. Drivers were equipped with radio receivers that allowed the officials to communicate with the drivers on the track. Live timing was posted on the outside of the USAC trailer all weekend so drivers could see their lap times and number of completed laps.  

 

USAC's next stop is at Columbus, OH where the .25 Midget Series is racing in conjunction with the Jegs Midget Super Nationals at Columbus Motor Speedway. For more information, please visit www.usacracing.com.

 

Hoosier would like to congratulate all of those who participated in the inaugural USAC .25 Midget Eastern District Race.

For more information about Hoosier's quarter midget tires please visit www.hoosiertire.com.

  

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